Cornelia Smartt Hodges

Oct 12 2010

Cornelia Smartt Hodges, 104, former resident of the Smartt Station Community near McMinnville, Knoxville, and Columbia, Tennessee, died Friday, October 8, 2010, at Martha Jefferson House in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Columbia, Tennessee, with Rev. Roger Nicholson officiating. The family suggests memorials to the John C. Hodges Library at the University of Tennessee, 1015 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville 37996. Notes of sympathy may be sent to the family at

Born in the Smartt Station Community near McMinnville in Warren County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Judge Robert White Smartt and Annie Fancher Smartt. She was a graduate of Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, and Peabody College in Nashville.

Her first husband, Flavius Josephus Hendley of Maury County, died June 21, 1942. Later, she married Dr. John Cunyus Hodges, long-time professor of English at the University of Tennessee and benefactor of the John C. Hodges Library on the university campus. Dr. Hodges died in 1967. Mrs. Hodges remained a resident of Knoxville until 2004 when she moved to Charlottesville to be near to her sons.

Active in civic, community, and university affairs in Knoxville, she was a member and served as an Elder of First Presbyterian Church; a member of Cherokee Garden Club, Knoxville Book Club, UT Faculty Club, Colonial Dames, and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a former member of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia.

Survivors include two sons, William R. (Gisela) Hendley of Hampton-Sydney, Virginia, and J. Owen (Birgit Winther) Hendley of Charlottesville, Virginia; a brother, John M. (Harriet) Smartt of Knoxville; sisters-in-law, Martha Smartt of McMinnville and Joan Smartt of Nashville; grandchildren, John (Vanessa) Hendley of Charleston, West Virginia, Laura (Jude Bowe) Hendley of Helena, Montana, Joseph Hendley of Charlottesville, Virginia, Jane Hendley of Richmond, Virginia, Ingeborg Hendley of Austin, Texas, Owen W. Hendley and Cornelia Hendley of Charlottesville, Virginia; great-grandchildren, Eli Bowe and Amos Bowe.

She is also survived by nineteen nieces and nephews, Franklin (Cheryl) Galbraith, John (Paula) Smartt, and Jane (David) Stroud of Knoxville; Joanna (Malcolm) Carnahan and Robert Galbraith of Nashville; George (Tammy) Smartt, Keith (Marlene) Smartt, and Teresa (Leo) Barrett of McMinnville; Mary (Gaius Overton) Evins and Lloyd (Donna) Emmons of Smithville; Lynn (Jo) Galbraith and Bill Smartt of New York, New York; Jane (Rob) Leonard of Washington, D.C.; Sabra (Rick) Kleinau of Tryon, North Carolina; Rick (Jonette) Emmons of Granger, Indiana; Wilda (John) Komora of Montana City, Montana; Doug (Carole) Smartt of Radford, Virgina; Bob (Mary Carol) Smartt of Boulder, Colorado; Elizabeth Smartt of Chicago, Illinois; and thirty-nine great-nieces and great-nephews.

Kenneth Wayne Taylor

Oct 12 2010

63 year old Kenneth Wayne Taylor of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a farmer and a Baptist. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tommy Taylor and Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 pm.; and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Taylor was preceded in death by his father, E.J. Taylor. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Kay Taylor of Smithville. His mother, Edna Earl Taylor. Two daughters, Glenda and husband John Stibil of Smithville and Linda and husband Jeff Williams of Smithville. Four sons, Shannon and wife Ashley Lepley of Portland, Billy Wayne and wife Rhonda Taylor, Brandon and wife Shayna Taylor, and Bradley and wife Kari Taylor all of Smithville. Fourteen grandchildren, Crystal and Leslie Stibil, Michael and Kayla Williams, Allison Taylor, Cameron Lepley, Jacob Celendeon, Caleb and Kaley Taylor, Ashton Lepley, Kobe Curtis, Braxton Taylor, Savannah Stibil, and Madison Taylor. Two sisters, Betty Cooper and Doris and husband Wayne Malone of Smithville. Two brothers, Austin and wife Billie Ann Taylor and Bobby Taylor of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ronald Teachout

Oct 11 2010

60 year old Ronald Teachout of Lebanon died Saturday in Florida. He was a material assistant at Dell Computers. A memorial service will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday from noon until the service at 1:00 p.m. Survivors include a daughter, Mishelle Couture of Murfreesboro. Two sons, Paul Teachout of Murfreesboro and Brian Teachout of Kirkville, New York. Three brothers, Raymond Teachout of Georgia, Richard Teachout of Smithville, and Frank Teachout of Woodbury. Four sisters, Janet Chesney of Cookeville, Ruth Ladd of Sparta, Inez Relyea of De Ruyter, New York, and Frances Rogers of Cazenovia, New York. Six grandchildren also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jimmy Scott

Oct 11 2010

81 year old Jimmy Scott died Sunday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville. He was a resident of Sparta. Scott was born in White County to the late Lee and Eva Burks Scott. He was a rock quarry worker and a member of the Pomeroy Brethren in Christ Church in Smithville. The funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta with burial in Highland Cemetery. John Wilson will officiate. The family will receive friends after 6:00 p.m. Monday at Hunter Funeral Home. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Mollie Lorene Turrington Scott. Survivors include his two sons Charlie Scott and wife Verna, Jimmy C. "Jimburr" Scott all of Sparta. Three daugthters: Ava Mahler and husband Rick of Smithville, Glenda Zuber and husband David of Sparta, Brenda Trute and husband William of Quebeck. Nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. A brother,Bobby Scott of Dayton, Ohio, and three sisters, Christine Temple and husband Henry of Dayton, Ohio; Willie Jo Phillips and husband Eber of Dayton, Ohio; and Helen Heaton of Crossville. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael Shannon Guess

Oct 11 2010

34 year old Michael Shannon Guess of McMinnville died Friday. He was an assistant manager at Wal-Mart. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Steven Lester will officiate and burial will be in the Jones Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, R.M. and Zona Stepp and his paternal grandparents, Nathan and Mary Guess. Survivors include his wife Brandy Jones Guess of McMinnville. A son, Brandon Guess of McMinnville. A daughter, Asnley Guess of McMinnville. Parents, Bill and Inez Guess of Estill Springs. Three brothers, Jeff and wife Kathy Guess and Roger and wife Linda Guess all of Estill Springs, and J.R. and wife Angela Guess of Whitwell. Three sisters, Loretta and husband Gary Robertson of Winchester, Lisa and husband Ray Jones of Manchester, and Wanda and husband Tom Glardon of Dayton, Ohio. Nieces and nephews. Father-in-law and mother-in-law, W.D. and Sandra Gail Jones of McMinnville. Grandfather-in-law and mother-in-law, Winston and Nellie Jones of McMinnville. Aunts-in-law and cousins-in-law of Smithville also survive. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Jerry Lee Frey

Oct 11 2010

55 year old Jerry Lee Frey of Carthage died Thursday at the Riverview Regional Medical Center. He was born in Davidson County. He was also a painter. A memorial service will be Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. at the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Billy Hale will officiate. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Martin Frey and Carrie Evelyn Jackson; a sister, Darlene Preston; three brothers, Randy Bingham, Tommy Frey, and William Frey; and his step-father, Alfred Bingham. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Linda Head Frey of Carthage. A daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Jonathan Petticoffer of Carthage. A grandson, Jonathan Petticoffer, Jr. of Carthage. A sister, Pam and husband Scott Newman of North Carolina. Brothers, Larry Bingham and Tony Bingham both of Jackson County. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris Goodwin

Oct 10 2010

89 year old Doris Goodwin of Smithville died Saturday at NHC Healthcare. She was a homemaker and a member of the Allen's Chapel Methodist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband William "Doc" Goodwin; parents, Gene and Loraine Jones Ferguson; One son, Roger Goodwin. Three brothers, Roy, Bob, and Frank Ferguson. Survivors include a son, Daniel and his wife Linda Goodwin of Sweetwater. Five grandchildren, Kim and husband Aaron Ammons of Clarksville, Jeff and wife Nikki Goodwin of Nashville, Kathy and husband Dewayne Jacobs of Clarksville, Steve and wife Chassidy Goodwin of Sweetwater, and Tim and wife Amber Goodwin of Sweetwater. Eight great grandchildren, Bryan Pack of Smithville, Misty and husband Rick Wilson of Smithville, Gunnison Goodwin, Garrison Goodwin, and Grace Ann Goodwin all of Nashville, Tavia and Makayla Easterwood of Clarksville. A brother, Bud and wife Dora Ferguson of Goodlettesville and a sister, Tenne and husband Hugh Lewis of Dixon. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Loyd Bandy

Oct 9 2010

79 year old James Loyd Bandy of Smithville died Friday at his step-daughter's residence. He was a Baptist, a U.S. Army veteran, and a self-employed handyman. The funeral will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Blues Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until the time of the service at 4:00 p.m. Bandy was preceded in death by his parents, Matt and Erlene Bandy; his wife, Nell Bandy; and a daughter, Paulette Estes. He is survived by a sister, Hattie Adcock of McMinnville and two nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ricky Eugene "Munk" Reece

Oct 7 2010

51 year old Ricky Eugene "Munk" Reece of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. Reece was a nurseryman and he attended the Kingdom of Jesus Church. A memorial service will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the Kingdom of Jesus Church. Glenn Chapman will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. His cremains will be buried at DeKalb Cemetery. Reece was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Sampson and Dorothy Dean Cantrell Reece; a son, Joshua Reece; and his grandmother, Velvo Cantrell. Survivors include his wife, Doreen Reece of Smithville. Two daughters, Heather Reece of Nashville and Brenda and husband Charlie Tramel of Dowelltown. Step-children, Carl Young, Toby Young, and Chad Young all of Short Mountain. Three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Two brothers, Nickey Reece of Smithville and Arthur Dawson of Smithville. One sister, Vicky Lopez of McMinnville. His step-father, Raymond Ramon of McMinnville. The family requests that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

Joe Harold Mason

Oct 6 2010

72 year old Joe Harold Mason of Liberty died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a car salesman, member of Salem Baptist Church, and a U.S. Navy veteran. Mason was also a graduate of DeKalb County High School and he attended Wayne State University. Mason was a member of the Alexandria Lodge #175, Short Mountain Lodge #373, and he was Past Master of DeKalb Lodge #358. Mason was a York Rite Knight Templar and he belonged to the Al Menah Shrine Clown Unit where he won five first place trophies. Mason was in the car business for over 30 years as manager of Jim Reed Chevrolet and part owner of Jackson Brothers Chevrolet. He was also an antique dealer for 20 years. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church. Mark Wade will officiate and burial will follow in Salem Cemetery with Masonic Rites. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church. Mason was preceded in death by his father, Louie B. Mason, Sr. Survivors include his wife, Clara Jean Harris Mason of Liberty. Three children, Laura South and son-in-law, Daryl of Murfreesboro, Joe Harold Mason, Jr. of Melbourne, Florida, and David Mason of Branson, Missouri. Five grandchildren, Rachael and Kathryn South of Murfreesboro, Bailey, Hayden, and Shelby Mason of Branson, Missouri. His mother, Alene Mason of Lebanon. Brothers, Louie Mason, Jr. and wife Fran of Smyrna and John Mason and wife Dean of Watertown. Sisters, Donna Hatcher and husband Robert of McEwen and Sue Smallwood of Lebanon. An aunt, Betty Bailiff of Smithville. Nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.


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